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5 Arrested for Smuggling Phones to Security Prisoners in Soft Drink Packages

Police say the smugglers were paid handsomely: from a few thousand shekels for a miniature cellphone, to the equivalent of $2,255 for a normal-size cellphone, and $4,230 for a smuggled smartphone.

11-Day Sukkot Curfew on Gaza Strip, PA

If anyone asks, this is why Israel closes off the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Authority for the duration of Jewish holidays: to commemorate the Park Hotel massacre.

Austrian Police Force Muslim Women to Show their Faces as Burqa Ban Takes Effect

The “Prohibition of the Covering of the Face Act,” a.k.a. the anti-burqa law, came into effect in Austria on Sunday, banning women from covering...

Catalans Defy Spanish Police Violence, Vote for Independence

"With this day of hope and suffering, the citizens of Catalonia have won the right to an independent state in the form a republic."

NYS Probes Germany’s Marxist Leninist Party Accounts at Deutsch Bank

The NYS Comptroller focusing on accounts belonging to Germany's Marxist Leninist party in a probe aimed at the PFLP terrorist group.

50 Arrests As Hundreds of Neo-Nazis March in Gothenberg, Sweden

Seven people were injured in the riot that followed, including one Gothenberg city police officer.

Netanyahu Apologizes for ‘Regrettable Mistake’ at Yom Kippur War Memorial Ceremony

“The government that sent our sons to this war should be expected to send a minister to the ceremony,” said Eli Ben-Shalom, chairman of Yad L’Banim.

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Urges ‘Non-Zionist Jews’ to Flee Israel

“Netanyahu and his government do not know how the war will end if they start one."

Deri, Bennett Lead Drive for Approval of Construction of Hezkiyahu Quarter in Hebron

The plan includes 31 housing units, as well as offices for social services, kindergarten and nursery facilities, and more.

Trump Advises Tillerson: Don’t Waste Time Talking to North Korea

"I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man."

2 Dead in Marseille Terror Stabbing Attack

It is not yet known if any Israelis or Jews were in the area at the time of the attack.

Revolutionary Ruling Permits Genetic Testing of Halachic Jewish Status

Some 40% of European Ashkenazi Jews carry a genetic mark that suggests they are the offspring of four mothers who immigrated to Europe from the Middle East a millennia ago.

Lena Dunham Embracing Judaism through Israel’s Trailblazing Poet Amichai

"While I've learned a lot, I haven't started going to temple," Dunham notes – which we applaud, because we'd much rather see her give the ol' Orthodox shul a try.

Afirmative Action: New Habayit Hayehudi Bill Gives Reservists Preference in Civil Service Hiring

'A person who serves the state and sacrifices his comfort for her sake must be awarded a significant advantage.'

Neo-Nazi Gathering Gets Pushback from Tennessee Town

The harassed Nazis then had to move their secret Saturday conference after a restaurant at Cumberland Mountain State Park also put up the Brown Shirt – No Service sign.

Shteiging Beats Gelt in Beit Shemesh Yom Kippur Aliyah Bidding War

Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.
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Report: Abbas Conditioned Reconciliation Government on Dismantling Hamas’ Military Wing

Abbas will not agree to a model similar to that of Hezbollah in Lebanon, and will demand barring external forces (i.e. Qatar) from involvement in the administration of the Gaza Strip.

Let’s Make a Deal Host Monty Hall Dead at 96

Monty Hall's wife since 1947, Marilyn Hall, died on June 5, 2017, in their home in Beverly Hills.

US to Pull Non-Essential Diplomatic Personnel from Cuba

The move follows unexplained “health attacks” on 21 staff in Havana; it's not yet clear "who is responsible or what is causing these attacks."

Israeli Rescued in Nepal

A Magnus rescue force tracked down and rescued the hiker, who had broken both of his legs and one arm.

United Hatzolah Treats 2,000 Medical Emergencies in Israel on Yom Kippur

The majority of the cases dealt with people who fainted, were dehydrated, or felt severely ill due to the fast.

US State Dept ‘Clarifies’ Ambassador Friedman’s Remarks on Settlements

“His comments. . . should not be read as a way to prejudge the outcome of any negotiations that the U.S. would have with the Israelis and the Palestinians."

Survey: Most Arab Citizens Have Positive Attitude to Israel

Israeli Arabs feel generally good in Israel, but “attitudes toward the institutions of the State of Israel are very critical.”

Terror Cell Planting Bomb Captured Near Kibbutz Migdal Oz

It is suspected that the terror cell also blew up a bomb in Gush Etzion while the Prime Minister was visiting this week.

Australia, New Zealand Premiers to Visit Israel in Late October

Jerusalem recalled its ambassador to Wellington after New Zealand sponsored Security Resolution 2334; full ties were resumed in June.

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